Judge Julia Dayton Klein


Appointed on June 2, 2021, by Governor Tim Walz. Elected November 8, 2022. Current term expires December 31, 2028.


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Notre Dame Law School
  • B.A., cum laude, Finance and Business Economics with a concentration in the Hesburgh Program of Public Service, University of Notre Dame

Past Employment:

  • Partner and trial lawyer, Lathrop GPM
  • General Counsel, Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Associate, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi
  • Associate, Moss & Barnett
  • Judicial law clerk, Honorable Charles A. Porter, Jr.

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Volunteer, The Advocates for Human Rights
  • Volunteer, Volunteer Lawyers Network
  • Volunteer, various voting rights organizations in voter protection efforts
  • Board member, Friends of the Hennepin County Library
  • Parent volunteer, Kenwood Elementary School
  • Volunteering, North Community Herald Mezlie YMCA
  • Assisting children with distance learning
  • Past board member, Women Winning